David Thompson

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David O'Neil Thompson (born July 13, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player. He played with the Denver Nuggets of both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. He was previously a star in college for North Carolina State, leading the Wolfpack to its first NCAA championship in 1974. Thompson is one of the six players to score 70 or more points in an NBA game. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Thompson has received more than 45,724 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). David Thompson is the 209th most popular basketball player, the 8,687th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,585th in 2019) and the 135th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, David Thompson ranks 209 out of 1,264Before him are Andrei Kirilenko, Chris Webber, Tatyana Ovechkina, Fernando Martín Espina, Ralph Sampson, and Hedo Türkoğlu. After him are Rasheed Wallace, Charles Oakley, Alexander Belostenny, Chris Bosh, André Buffière, and Alex Hannum.

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Among people born in 1953, David Thompson ranks 371Before him are Anthony Carmona, Baaba Maal, Raúl Ramírez, Ricky Steamboat, Kenneth Rogoff, and John Edwards. After him are Afonso Dhlakama, Geoffrey Oryema, Paweł Janas, Derek Daly, Kevin Nealon, and Shōichi Nakagawa.

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Among people born in United States, David Thompson ranks 8,687 out of 15,968Before him are Aida Turturro (1962), Bob Gibson (1935), Chris Broderick (1970), Rebecca Gayheart (1971), Lou Harrison (1917), and Fritz Weaver (1926). After him are Hailee Steinfeld (1996), Karen Morley (1909), Aaron Swartz (1986), Susan Rice (1964), Keith Gordon (1961), and George Whitefield Chadwick (1854).


Among basketball players born in United States, David Thompson ranks 135Before him are Satch Sanders (1938), Clyde Lovellette (1929), John Paxson (1960), Francis Johnson (1910), Chris Webber (1973), and Ralph Sampson (1960). After him are Rasheed Wallace (1974), Charles Oakley (1963), Chris Bosh (1984), Alex Hannum (1923), Jeremy Lin (1988), and Vince Boryla (1927).